Armenia 2017 Human Rughts Report

Armenia’s constitution provides for a republic with an elected head of state and a unicameral legislature, the National Assembly, US State Department reported. According to a constitutional referendum conducted in 2015, the country is on track to transition to a parliamentary republic by the end of the existing presidential term in 2018. The Republican Party of […]

“How will “Nation –Army” Concept Contribute to Increasing the Combat Readiness of the Armed Forces?”

May 5, 19:30: The Media Center will hold a debate, entitled “How will “Nation –Army” Concept Contribute to Increasing the Combat Readiness of the Armed Forces?”  in “A1+” TV Pavilion with online broadcasting. The speakers include: Arthur Sakunts, Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office Zara Hovhannisyan, Human Rights Defender, Member of “Army in Reality” […]

Country Reports on “Human Rights Practices for 2016 Armenia”

Armenia’s constitution provides for a republic with an elected head of state and a unicameral legislature, the National Assembly. According to a constitutional referendum conducted in December 2015, the country is expected to transition gradually to a parliamentary republic by the end of the existing presidential term in 2018. The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) […]

Mothers of Dead Armenian Soldiers Spat at, Dragged by Police Officers

Police officers today used excessive force against the mothers of soldiers who died in Armenia’s armed forces in non-combat incidents; the women had gathered outside the main government building on Thursday morning with the intention of meeting defense minister Vigen Sargsyan and requesting a meeting appointment with him; however, the guards tried to forcibly make […]

World Report 2016, Armenia Events of 2015

Armenia’s rights record remained uneven, with serious concerns related the government’s interference in freedom of assembly. Other concerns include media freedom, poor prison conditions, including overcrowding and ill-treatment, and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In December 2015, Armenia held a referendum on constitutional amendments, proposed by the ruling party, to move […]

Training materials “Enhancing Human Rights Education in the RA Armed Forces”

The training materials were elaborated by the “Protection of Right without Borders” NGO with the support of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe “OSCE” Yerevan Office. The training materials include the RA Laws on “Compulsory Military Service”, on “The Financial Responsibility of the Military Personnel”, on “Defence”, on “Disciplinary Code of the RA […]

Training Course Manual on “Human Rights in Armed Forces”

The training manual was elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO in partnership and with the support of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe “OSCE”. The manual aims at Introducing the cadets of the military institution the universal concept of the human rights highlighting the principal, that a review to the […]

Report of the “Disciplinary policy in the Armed Forces of Armenia”

The report was elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO with the support of the “Counterpart International” Armenia Office. The report on “The Problems of the Disciplinary Police in the RA Armed Forces” is the summery of the research outcomes on the disciplinary and criminal sanctioning policy in the RA Armed Forces elaborated […]